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Incidence and Trends of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR):

Foodborne disease continues to be an important problem in the United States. Most illnesses are preventable. To evaluate progress toward prevention, the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network* (FoodNet) monitors the incidence of laboratory-confirmed infections caused by nine pathogens transmitted commonly through food in 10 U.S. sites, covering approximately 15% of the U.S. population. This report summarizes preliminary 2013 data and describes trends since 2006.

For the complete MMWR, visit the CDC MMWR page: http://1.usa.gov/1qV9qte

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